According to Seo/BirdLife over 151,000 Common Cranes overwinter in Spain, of which some 80,000 in Extremadura. This family was one of many that were foraging in a cornfield.
Photo taken in the Río Guadiana basin (Extremadura, Spain) on 7 January, 2011.
Photo taken near Madrigalejo (Extremadura, Spain) on 5 January, 2011.
While passing by the rice paddies in the Río Guadiana valley I found this group of Cattle Egrets sitting on a barn conditioning their plumage.
Photo taken north of Obando (Extremadura, Spain) on 5 January, 2011.